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Ketchup ‘N’ Fries “Pomato” Plant
How about getting tomatoes and potatoes from the same plant? FARM SHOW first wrote about the idea 20 years ago.
Now there’s a pregrafted “pomato” plant on the market called Ketchup ‘N’ Fries. You can buy the grafted plant potted and ready to go, but you can also graft your own.
Simply match up same-sized stems of a potato and tomato. Trim the tomato stem into a wedge shape. Slit the potato stem down the center the same length as the trimmed portion of the tomato. Slip the wedge in and wrap the joint with grafting tape.
The idea works because the 2 plants are in the same botanical family. The advertising for Ketchup ‘N’ Fries shows plants loaded with both potatoes and cherry tomatoes.
FARM SHOW staff hasn’t tried the idea but some gardeners on YouTube say it’s not quite so easy. Some say they get tomatoes but not so many potatoes.
It could be a fun experiment. If you try it, let us know how it goes.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jim Ruen, 33750 Forster Rd., La Crescent, Minn. 55947 (farmshowjim@gmail.com).

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2021 - Volume #45, Issue #4